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Our Faculty and Staff

At Grace Lutheran School, we are very selective about to whom we entrust our children. Our faculty and staff members are highly qualified and experienced, and they possess admirable character traits. You can feel confident that your child is receiving a well-rounded education, spiritually and academically.

Qualifications

The majority of teachers at Grace Lutheran School are graduates of Lutheran universities. All of our kindergarten through 8th grade teachers hold a bachelor's degree, and many have earned a master's degree. Early childhood teachers hold an early childhood degree or a bachelor’s degree. Our faculty members are all certified by the state of Alabama.

Administration

Delaine Schiestel
Principal
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 303
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Ms. Abby Monk
School Secretary
P: (256) 881.0553 ext.301
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Ms. Heather Groggel
Athletics Director
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Ms. Donna Behnken
Admissions Director
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 302
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Business Office

Mrs. Laura Muelling
Business Manager
P: (256) 881.0552 ext. 314
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Mrs. Mary Link
Associate Business Manager
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 315
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Church Staff

Pastor Russ Gipson
Pastor
P: (256) 881.0552 ext. 334
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TBD
Director of Spiritual Formation/Youth
P: (256) 881.0552 ext. 340
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Mrs. Kelly Jenks
Office Manager
P: (256) 881.0552 ext. 333
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Mrs. Pam Lowe
Volunteer Youth Coordinator
P: (256) 881.0552 ext. 340
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Mr. Jack Hengel
Facilities Manager
P: (256) 881.0552 ext. 336
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Mr. Tom Naatz
Events Coordinator
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 306
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Mr. Gene Menzel
Director of Outreach
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Mrs. Laura Ohme
Church Receptionist
P: (256) 881.0552 ext. 333
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Elementary School

Mrs. Bonnie Craft
Pre-Kindergarten
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 327
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Mrs. Elizabeth Reeves
Pre-Kindergarten
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 344
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Ms. Amanda Key
Kindergarten Teacher
P: (256) 881.0553 Ext. 328
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Mrs. Monica Naatz
Grade 1 Teacher
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 321
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Mrs. Sara Broach
Grade 2 Teacher
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 320
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Ms. Caroline Whorton
Grade 3 Teacher
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 324
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Mrs. Mackenzie Rogers
Grade 4 Teacher
P: P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 312
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Ms. Heather Groggel
Grade 5 Teacher/Grade 5-8 Math
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 311
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Middle School

Ms. Heather Groggel
Grade 5-8 Math
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 311
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Mr. Ben Lanier
Grade 5-8 Science Teacher
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 308
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Mr. Tom Naatz
Grade 5-8 Social Studies Teacher
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 306
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Ms. Cheryl Robbins
Grade 5–8 Advanced Math Teacher/Virtual Liaison
P: (256) 881-0553 ext. 355
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Ms. Christina Sereda
Grade 6-8 Language Arts
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 307
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Child Development Center

Mrs. Allison Merrill
CDC Director
P: (256) 881.0553, ext. 338
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Mrs. Jessica McGuire
Infant 1 Teacher
P: (256) 881-0553, ext. 321
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Mrs. Dixie Graves
Infant 1 Teacher
P: (256) 881.0553, ext. 321
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Mrs. Leanna Wagner
Infant 1 Teacher
P: (256) 881.0553, ext.321
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Ms. Sonya Roper
Infant 2 Room Teacher
P: (256) 881.0553, ext. 320
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Ms. Bri Darnall
Infant 2 Room Teacher
P: (256) 881.0553, ext. 320
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Ms. Lindsay Atnip
Toddler 2 Teacher
P: (256) 881.0553, ext. 329
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Mrs. Melissa Robinson
Toddler 1 Teacher
P: (256) 881.0553, ext. 324
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Mrs. Laura Galyean
Toddler 1 Teacher
P: (256) 881.0553, ext. 320
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Mrs. Mandy Ragucci
Toddler 2 Teacher
P: (256) 881.0553, ext.329
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Ms. Linda Saunders
Toddler 2 Teacher
P: (256) 881.0553, ext.329
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Mrs. Meaghan Foreman
Preschool 1A Teacher
P: (256) 881.0553, ext. 345
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Mrs. Beverly Lovill
Preschool 1B Teacher
P: (256) 881.0553, ext. 332
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Ms. Hannah Shipley
Preschool 1B Teacher
P: (256) 881.0553, ext. 332
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Mrs. Taisha Sampson
Preschool 2A Teacher
P: (256) 881.0553, ext. 328
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Ms. Hannah Lian
Preschool 2A Teacher
P: (256) 881.0553, ext. 328
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Mrs. Misty Cote
Preschool 2B Teacher
P: (256) 881.0553, ext. 327
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Ms. Connie Hopkins
Preschool 2B Teacher
P: (256) 881.0553, ext. 327
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Ms. Sarah Palmisano
Floating Teacher
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Fine Arts

Ms. Mary Gover
Art
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 323
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Ms. Sara Beth Dortch
Band/Music
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 313
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Foreign Language

Mrs. Karla Markley
Spanish
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 317
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Physical Education

Mr. Mark Thorsen
PK–8 Physical Education
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 305
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Technology

Mr. Ben Lanier
PK-8 Technology
P: (256) 881.0553 ext.317
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Cafeteria

Mrs. Ryan Self
Lunchroom Manager
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 319
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Ms. Rhonda Bains
Lunchroom Assistant Manager
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Extended Care

Ms. Camille Spotswood
After School Care Director and Kindergarten Aide
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